Bolivia Copacabana 2013


Bean name Bolivia Copacabana 2013
Country Bolivia
Region Copacabana, Caranavi
Other info Varietal: Caturra, Red and Yellow Catuai


This coffee was produced by various smallholder farmers from the small town of Copacabana, which lies about 180km from La Paz in the heart of the Caranavi coffee producing region. This is a lush and fertile region, whose steep slopes and valleys provide excellent conditions for growing specialty coffee, as well as supporting a diverse range of native flora and fauna.

The small farms that produced this lot average around 5 hectares each, and range over an altitude of 1,300 to 1,600 metres, benefiting from an average annual temperature of between 15 and 26°C. They are planted out with Caturra, as well as red and yellow Catuai varietals, grown in the shade of native trees. These traditional farms use no chemicals or pesticides and are certified organic.

The main harvest runs from May to September, peaking in June and July. The cherries are hand-picked only when fully ripe, then fully washed either on the farms themselves or at the Buena Vista wet mill in Caranavi.

In the cup, this is yellow. Now I know 'yellow' is a strange description, but think yellow; think peaches and oranges (not strictly yellow), mangoes, and star fruit. 'Sunshine in a cup' may be one description too far, but you get the idea. A delicious brewed coffee.

Coffee: Copacabana
Farm: Various small producers
Varietal(s): Caturra, Red and Yellow Catuai
Processing: Full washed and sun dried on patios or in guardiola dryers
Altitude: 1,300 to 1,600 metres above sea level
Owner: Various small producers
Town: Copacabana
Region: Caranavi
Country: Bolivia

Roasting Information:
No need for oils here, a medium/medium dark roast, don't let the temptation take over to take it dark otherwise you lose the complexity.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Yellow, peaches, oranges, mango, star fruit, sunshine?

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 8/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 90

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